SLCC student Rachael Mackay reaches for her next handhold.
Andraya Cortez has her sights set on law school, but until
then she’s conquering a few fears, like her fright of heights. What better way
to do that than enroll in a climbing class at Salt Lake Community College?
Cortez, 22, worried a lot at first about the integrity of
foot holds or reliability of her harness. She started slow with bouldering and
worked her way up to scaling high walls that require ropes to safely ascend and
descend. Her fears have diminished with each climb. “I sweat a lot,” she says.
“I work out really hard, and then I go home sore. But I feel great because I
did a good job.” The Front's David Farkas offers advice to SLCC student Andraya Cortez.
Cortez and more than 30 other SLCC students are signed up
this summer for climbing classes at The Front in Salt Lake City. The college
also offers the same courses through Momentum in Sandy and the Dimple Dell
Recreation Center. Students receive one credit for su…
Horizonte Instruction and Training Center, an educational institution in the Salt Lake City School District, recently honored the new Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center with its 2019 Community Partner Award.
Westpointe granted Horizonte students six scholarships for courses in Plastic Injection Molding Technology and Composites Technology.
"This ensured that our students received training to meet the ongoing demands of Utah's high-growth industry," the award citation said. "Horizonte plans to expand next school year to provide courses in all trades to all our students. Thank you, Westpointe, for your cooperation with our school."
Assistant Principal Liz Gonzales presented the award to SLCC Associate Vice President Rick Bouillon at Horizonte's graduation ceremony in June.
This week SLCC’s Staff Association elected a new executive board, with delegates representing the employees at each campus.
President: Sean Crossland
Delegates: Susanna Garcia (Jordan) Jim Buchannan (Miller) Fen Rong Liu (South City) Emily Barnes (Taylorsville Redwood) Jan Rogers (TaylorsvilleRedwood) Idolina Quijada (Airport Center, Library Square, West Valley and Westpointe Centers)
Delegate-Elects: Shauna Gordon (Jordan) Mireya Castillo (Miller) Brett Campbell (South City) Malin Francis (TaylorsvilleRedwood) Trina Frandsen (TaylorsvilleRedwood) Gina Alfred (Airport Center, Library Square, West Valley and Westpointe Centers)
We’re grateful for the committed work of President David Brower, Secretary Jan Meigs, and outgoing board members Jill Gardner, Angie Hunter, Christina Rice and Rosie Summerhayes.
We’re excited to see what the new year—and new executive board!—have in store.
Joli Nay (left) and student Bella Manuel hike the Church Fork trail in Mill Creek Canyon.
Salt Lake Community College instructor Joli Nay hikes with
students for eight weeks each summer. Dream job. Right? Looking at Nay at a
trailhead on a summer’s day – t-shirt, sunglasses, shorts – you think, ‘Really?
This gig pays money?’ It’s true. “It’s just fun,” she smiles. “I get paid to
Nay actually teaches several courses within the Exercise
Science Department at SLCC. Skills? Bunches. She holds bachelor’s and master’s
degrees in education, a master’s degree in exercise science, a bachelor’s
degree in combined psychology, Spanish and communications and even a Fit Tech degree
from SLCC. That’s a lot of academia. But hiking, worth one required credit
within SLCC’s Lifelong Wellness program, gets her out of the classroom and into
There are no prerequisites. All skill levels are welcome. Hike
at your own pace – you just have to go with at least one other person. “This is